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British Columbia: Arts & Culture  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

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Web Links


Bill Reid

The sculpture pictured on page 51 of InfoCanada British Columbia is by Bill Reid, a famous Canadian sculptor. Visit this Web site, at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, to tour the Grand Hall, which features Aboriginal art, including Reid's work. Click on the links to find out what some of the imagery in Reid's sculptures represents.


BC Heritage

This Web site will let you take a visual tour of historic sites throughout British Columbia from fur forts to gold rush towns. Want to ride a stage coach? Pan for gold? Ride on a steam train? Find all the information you need to plan a trip to one of British Columbia's historic sites here.




Web Activity

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1. Visit the BC Heritage Web site.

2. Scroll through the links to different sites. Which one would you like to visit?

    Gather information in order to create a TV commercial about the site you

    chose. Click here to download a worksheet on which to collect your


3. Work with a partner to write a 60-second TV commercial. You will play the

     roles of people who have just come from visiting the site and are having a

    conversation about your experiences there. Remember that your commercial

    should persuade people to visit the site and also give any other important

    information visitors should know.